morphogenesis


morphogenesis
morphogenetic /mawr'foh jeuh net"ik/, morphogenic, adj.
/mawr'feuh jen"euh sis/, n. Embryol.
the development of structural features of an organism or part.
[1880-85; MORPHO- + GENESIS]

* * *

▪ biological process
      the shaping of an organism by embryological processes of differentiation of cells, tissues, and organs and the development of organ systems according to the genetic “blueprint” of the potential organism and environmental conditions.

      Plant morphogenesis is brought about chiefly through differential growth. Permanent embryonic tissue results in a morphogenetic potential that varies greatly with the environment and continues to produce new organs throughout the life of the plant. Animal morphogenesis is accomplished by growth and by cell movement. A fixed pattern is established early; the organism is determined as to shape, size, and organ complement. Once organs are formed, no new ones (with few exceptions) are produced. See also histogenesis; organogenesis.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • morphogenesis — mor pho*gen e*sis (Biol.) The development of the tissues and organs of an organism; the formation of structural features of an organism. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • morphogenesis — morphogenesis. См. морфогенез. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • morphogenesis — (n.) 1863 in biology; 1958 in geology; from MORPHO (Cf. morpho ) + GENESIS (Cf. genesis). Related: Morphogenetic …   Etymology dictionary

  • morphogenesis — [môr΄fō jen′ə sis] n. [ModL: see MORPH & GENESIS] Zool. the structural changes occurring during the development of an organism, organ, or part morphogenetic [môr΄fōjə net′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Morphogenesis — This article is about the biological process. For the band, see Morphogenesis (band). Morphogenesis (from the Greek morphê shape and genesis creation, literally, beginning of the shape ), is the biological process that causes an organism to… …   Wikipedia

  • MOrphogenesis — Infobox Album Name = MOrphogenesis Type = ep Artist = ...And Oceans Released = 2000 Recorded = Genre = Melodic black metal, heavy metal, industrial metal, avant garde metal Length = Label = Producer = Reviews = Last album = ...And Oceans (Box… …   Wikipedia

  • Morphogenesis — organo atsiradimas bei formavimasis statusas T sritis gyvūnų raida, augimas, ontogenezė, embriologija atitikmenys: lot. Morphogenesis ryšiai: platesnis terminas – pagrindiniai terminai siauresnis terminas – ląstelių atsiradimas ir formavimasis… …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

  • Morphogenesis — organo atsiradimas bei formavimasis statusas T sritis gyvūnų raida, augimas, ontogenezė, embriologija atitikmenys: lot. Morphogenesis ryšiai: platesnis terminas – ikiembrioninis laikotarpis siauresnis terminas – embrioninis diskas siauresnis… …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

  • Morphogenesis — organo atsiradimas bei formavimasis statusas T sritis embriologija atitikmenys: lot. Morphogenesis ryšiai: platesnis terminas – bendrieji terminai siauresnis terminas – gastrulės susidarymas siauresnis terminas – gemalo formavimasis siauresnis… …   Medicininės histologijos ir embriologijos vardynas

  • Morphogenesis — organo atsiradimas ir formavimasis statusas T sritis embriologija atitikmenys: lot. Morphogenesis ryšiai: platesnis terminas – dauginimasis siauresnis terminas – gastrulės susidarymas siauresnis terminas – nervinio vamzdžio formavimasis sinonimas …   Medicininės histologijos ir embriologijos vardynas


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.